As a jumping off point, Malta is important in order to understand that the oceans did indeed rise in recent memory (albeit 12,000 years ago) and obviously impacted the island’s ingenious yet ancient societies.
Malta’s mysterious cart tracks, which go over cliffs and disappear into the Mediterranean Sea, are theorized to be a tramline, once taking quarried stone to now submerged cities. Recent shallow dives reveal there are additional underwater structures built a long time ago to discover and justify.
The surviving megalithic temples on Malta are conservatively estimated to be at least a thousand years older than the pyramids at Giza. They are the earliest freestanding stone buildings known to mankind and the oldest space-enclosing architecture still in existence, predating England’s Stonehenge, King Solomon’s Temple and certainly the palaces of Crete.